Podcast & Blog

  • Personal letters to the community
    by Mirka
  • Podcast series
    listen to interviews with inspiring people
  • News from Montessori Institute Prague

Podcast & Blog

  • Personal letters to the community
    by Mirka
  • Podcast series
    listen to interviews with inspiring people
  • News from Montessori Institute Prague
4.9. 2023

🎙️Podcast: Heidi Philippart and Her Story of Keeping Calm and Going On

Heidi Philippart is one of the most amazing AMI trainers I have ever met and had the priviledge to work with, but also, one of the most wonderful and humble human beings I know. This conversation is about her Montessori story, but also about hope, fun, love and laughter. May this conversation be of an encouragement for...

7.8. 2023

“The Expensive” AMI Montessori

“Why is AMI education so expensive?” I get asked that a lot. Here are a few of my thoughts on this topic. When I first heard about AMI – The Association Montessori Internationale – I was so excited! I finally found the answer to all my questions about what authentic Montessori is and I decided that I want to bring AMI...

29.6. 2023

I still cannot believe David Kahn showed up for Talk to Mirka!

When I saw “DavidKahn” in the Zoom waiting room, I said to my colleagues: “No way David is coming! This must be one of his colleagues from the NAMTA office.” Well, he did! It was him! How wonderful it was to see him again. I was close to tears when I saw David on my screen. We have not...

14.6. 2023

How Can I Gain the Trust of Parents for a Montessori School which Is Not Built Yet?

“The Hot Seat” turned out to be an amazing success! We collected 20 amazing ideas!!! Do you have questions about implementing Montessori and you have no one to ask for advice?  Do you have a dream and you need a little support to start thinking about how to make it come true? Or do you just feel alone...

16.5. 2023

✉️Newsletter: Pink Earrings, Montessori Diploma Courses and Brave Students

Highlights: Dear colleagues and friends around the world, hello! As you can see, I added a new “feature” to my letter to you: the highlights! I am thinking about how to share from my heart to yours all the time.There are so many newsletters and emails out there, it is a complete electronic fog. I want my letter...

4.5. 2023

✉️Newsletter: What are our main takeaways from Annual General Meeting of AMI?

Dear Montessori colleagues and friends around the world, In my last letter, I promised you that I will share my impressions from the AMI AGM (Annual Global Meeting) event that took place two weekends ago.  If you read my previous letter to the community or saw our crazy posts on FB, you saw that our whole team travelled there. Seventeen of...

26.4. 2023

🎙️Podcast: “Where Is Emina?” The story of a unique borderless partnership to support underprivileged children

Emina Šakovic is a psychologist and the Founder of Montessori Educational Center Jedinstvena Generacija. She lives and works in Sarajevo in Bosnia.  Nina Rotello is the Founder of Montessori Origins. She lives and works in the United States. She is originally from Bosnia.  Emina and Nina share a mission. They believe that all children of the world have...

18.4. 2023

🎙️Podcast: The story of Carla Foster and Kyla Morenz and their passion for Montessori and love of humor

Carla Foster has been the AMI Director of Diploma Course at the University College, Høgskolen i Vestfold og Buskerud, in Norway. Kyla Morenz is an AMI Elementary Trainer from Toronto, Canada. They both currently train in Montessori Institute Prague and you can see them at an AMI 6-12 Diploma Course (starting in April, 2024) or AMI...

11.4. 2023

✉️Newsletter: Today we celebrate life and hope!

Dear Montessori colleagues around the world, hello! Did you see our new yellow and blue wizard image? Plamena and I think it is hilarious, the two of us with grant writing wizard hats 😂.. And I sincerely hope you laughed when you saw it. We are feeling like having a bit of fun in our Montessori Institute Prague life....

6.4. 2023

🎙️Podcast: The story of Lilian Bryan, a single mother of 5 children, who became an AMI Trainer

In 1968 Lilian Bryan was commissioned by Mario Montessori, son of Maria Montessori, to establish the Montessori Institute Atlanta, an AMI teacher training center. There Lilian directed AMI Primary(3-6)  teacher training courses for 43 years. The training center under her leadership became internationally acclaimed and very successful. Lilian Bryan’s many years of Montessori work have...